FOUNDER/ TEAM LEADER
Born in the lap of the majestic Ganesh Himal Ranges in the early ’90s, Sujan Pandey started his career in the Nepalese tourism industry in 2009 AD. He completed his School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from Dhading and decided to migrate to Kathmandu for higher studies despite his parents’ disagreement.
In the beginning, he went through a very hard time as he couldn’t get any support from his parents. However, one of his uncles, who had already been working in the trekking industry, helped him experience Annapurna Circuit Trek with a couple of international trekkers. Although it was the very first trek of his life, he did it without any difficulty. Thus, he realized that he was born to experience something adventurous in life. So, he started working in the trekking industry of Nepal.
The most interesting story associated with Sujan is that he is one of the Survivors and Savior of the Annapurna Blizzard 2014. He not only saved his life and his clients but also succeeded in saving nearly a dozen of international trekkers who had been deserted by their guides and porters. His survivor’s story was broadcasted by the Wall Street Journal and the Israeli Channel 12, respectively.
Although he took a break for almost a year, he heard the mountain was calling him again and again. So, he rejoined the tourism industry and has been involved in it untiringly till
the date. After surviving the Annapurna Blizzard 2014, he decided to continue his study that was halted due to his personal problem.
Now, Sujan has passed a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Photo.
Journalism and has been doing his Master’s Degree.
Moreover, Sujan has started Himalayan Connection Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. since 2020. His company motto is to serve national and international clients with the best facilities at a reasonable cost. Sujan’s trekking agency is located at Thamel, a tourist hub of the Kathmandu Valley.
He loves doing adventurous trips and helping other experience the memorable journey in the Himalayas. He likes meeting people from all around the world so that he can not only exchange culture but also contribute to promoting the Nepalese culture and tourism across the world.
Anup Jung Pandey, IT Manager for the Himalayan Connections. Anup handles all the IT related tasks for the company.
SENIOR CONTENT EDITOR
Rajan was born on September 27th in Tanahun District that is popular for tourist destinations. like the Queen of Hills Bandipur, Siddha Cave, Manungkot, and Tanahunsur. He completed his junior college in Damauli, Tanahun; he shifted to Kathmandu for higher studies.
He joined his teaching career in 2006 after completing his BA in English Literature from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. Continuing his teaching career and further studies side by side, he completed his MA in English Literature and One-Year B Ed in 2009 and 2010. One of his colleagues launched a web article portal in 2014 to appoint him as a content writer.
Since then, he has been continuously doing blog/content writing and researches on various niches in creative content writing. At present, Rajan has been associated with a few trekking agencies located at Thamel as a freelancer and content/web writer. In the leisure time, he loves visiting the countryside rather than city tours because he finds solace in the wilderness while listening to the birds and animals.
He has a great sense of responsibility and respect for Mother Nature which is the source of inspiration for all humans and nonhumans on Earth! Influenced by ecocriticism and its call for natural environment conservation, he has been involved in writing about popular natural and cultural destinations of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan accordingly.
Roshik is the creative head of the Himalayan Connection Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Roshik is designated to handle the complex task of the photoshoot, story writing, and videography of the company. Roshik having worked for many Nepalese movie projects ensures guests they will get the best movie/photography service from him.
Roman Shrestha, with more than 5 years of experience in travel industry, takes immense pride in introducing and sharing insights on his people, culture, places and traditions to travelers. Acknowledging his enthusiasm and comprehension of this place, he has been assigned as one of the first class guide.
Saroj Thapaliya is a trained trek leader and has been on ample number of treks for us. He has trekked the most famous trekking zones of Nepal, namely, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang several times. He can speak English and Hindi well. He focuses on good customer service and is sincere towards his work.
Sarita Lama Handles the ideation and creation of compelling content of the Himalayan Connection. She is responsible for adding value to the contents of the website by actively engaging readers and maintaining a cohesive brand voice.
Who Is Sujan Pandey?
Know More About Sujan And His Story
Founder & Team Leader
“23 HOURS TRAPPED IN A DEVASTATING BLIZZARD”
Sujan Pandey is an active, hardworking, and dedicated person, who believes in quality service. -His first step in the tourism industry was in 2007 as an assistant trekking guide. After a few years, he became a trek leader with ” A ” class guiding license. During the time he got opportunities to lead the group to the Himalayas. Like Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit, upper mustang. Sujan has more than 12 years of working experience on the Himalayas. From trek guide to owning a travel company shows his dedication and passion in this industry.
HIS REAL STORY
In 2014 Oct 13 I was trapped by a devastating blizzard in Annapurna circuit (Thorangla pass 5416m.)
With a couple of hundreds of trekkers. Where, more than 40 trekkers lost their lives, some missing, some people were screaming around, and more than 100 trekkers got injured.
It was a tough moment specifically for us (guide, leader) because we had a huge responsibility to take care of clients. I was perplexed by the whole situation and did not know how to lead the travelers in a safe place. And I wanted to talk about the case with some guide and leaders who were leading the group from different companies.
But, Meanwhile, I saw those guide and leaders leaving their clients on the way and running down the hill. But their clients were screaming alot. Its make me really sad. And at the moment I really felt that there is no more humanity left in this universe.
I rescued those more than 30 lurch trekkers who were left by their guide and leader. And the most amazing things is that during the moment I lost my one side’s shoes and last 7 – 8 hrs I walked without one shoe On 4-5 feets snow level . finally, after 23 hrs reached at the bottom of the hill with around 25 travelers.